The Eastern Front 1914-1917

The Eastern Front 1914-1917

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A groundbreaking historical study, Norman Stone's The Eastern Front 1914-1917 was the very first authoritative account of the Russian Front in the First World War to be published in the West.

In this now-classic history he dispels the myths surrounding a still relatively little-known aspect of the war, showing how inefficiency rather than economic shortage led to Russia's desperate privations and eventual retreat. He also interprets the connection between the war and the chaos that followed, arguing that although fighting had almost ceased by the end of 1916, Russia was still in turmoil - undergoing a period of change that would inexorably lead towards revolution.

'A landmark in its field ... it is still the best book on the eastern front'
Orlando Figes

'A classic account ... that even after thirty years remains essential reading'
Sunday Times

'Without question one of the classics of post-war historical scholarship'
Niall Ferguson

'One of the outstanding historians of our age'

'Fills an enormous gap in our knowledge and understanding of the Great War'
Sunday Telegraph

Norman Stone is one of Britain's most celebrated historians. He is the author of The Atlantic and its Enemies, Hitler: An Introduction, Europe Transformed and World War One: A Short History.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 258g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • notes, index
  • 0140267255
  • 9780140267259
  • 112,158

Table of contents

The army and the state in Tsarist Russia; the military imperative, July 1914; the opening round - East Prussia; the opening round -Galicia; the first war-winter, 1914-1915; the Austro-Hungarian emergency; the shell-shortage, 1915; the retreat, 1915; the political war-economy, 1916-1917; the second war-winter, 1915-1916; summer 1916; the Romanian campaign, 1916-1917; war and revolution, 1917.
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"Without question one of the classics of post-war historical scholarship." Niall Ferguson, historian"
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About Norman Stone

Norman Stone is Professor at Bilkent University. He was Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford from 1984-1997.
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